protuberance(redirected from protuberances)
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pro·tu·ber·ance(prō-to͞o′bər-əns, -tyo͞o′-, prə-)
1. Something, such as a bulge, knob, or swelling, that protrudes.
2. The condition of being protuberant.
pro•tu•ber•ance(proʊˈtu bər əns, -ˈtyu-, prə-)
1. a protuberant part or thing; projection or bulge.
2. the condition, state, or quality of being protuberant.
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|Noun||1.||protuberance - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"|
excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, swelling, bump, prominence
frontal eminence - either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly - a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
caput - a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
mogul - a bump on a ski slope
snag - a sharp protuberance
wart - any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
|2.||protuberance - the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out; "the protuberance of his belly"|
protuberance[prəˈtjuːbərəns] n → protubérance f
n. protuberancia, prominencia.